In its 131 years of existence, the University has seen traditions come and go. “Some traditions are humorous, some serious, some historical, but all are a part of the school,” Daily Texan staffer Marjorie Menefee said in a 1958 edition of the paper.
A dark theater in the art building is filled with around 30 students who watch as John Lennon’s face slowly morphs from a grimace to a smile. This is what Paul Gansky, a radio-television-film graduate student and founder of The Mad Stork Cinema, calls experimental film.
Curious about UT's 131 year history? Check out our new interactive UT history timeline with videos, sound bites, and articles on everything from the first Bevo and the history of the Tower to UT's civil rights history and wartime activities. Everything you could ever want to know about the history of the Forty Acres in one interactive timeline.